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Arts & Crafts Event, Wed 6 Mar 2019, £50

Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew

Learn to sew with Make! The Lakes


Recently got a new machine as a gift and don’t know where to start? That machine you have had for years still in the back of the cupboard? Want to know what to sew first? Then this is the workshop for you.

Spend the day getting to know your sewing machine and learn all the skills to get you hooked on sewing!

Perfect for complete beginners and those who would like a refresher.

This workshop will cover:

How to thread up your machine without getting in a pickle.
Sewing a straight stitch and a zig zag stitch and what those stitch length and width numbers mean.
Learning how to sew a seam and a hem – these are the fundamentals in sewing and once mastered you can conquer all!
Finishing techniques – so the back looks pretty too!
Tips and tricks for accurate cutting using a rotary cutter.
Following a simple sewing pattern.
Sewing machine maintenance and troubleshooting tips.
You will make an envelope back cushion cover using your new skills and leave full of inspiration to make a start on your next project!

You will need to bring along your own sewing machine and accessories for this workshop, as well as half a meter of fabric and matching polyester thread to make your cushion cover. All other materials, use of tools, and lunch will be provided.

A 10% discount will be available in Fobbles shop on class day for students (excluding books and magazines), and students can buy their materials for class in advance or on the day at 10% off also!

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 6 Mar 2019 10:00 to 16:00

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 6 Mar Learn to Sew!


CA19 1YQ


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Map reference: SD 088994  Lat: 54.38188 Long: -3.40569

Follow A595 from either north or south to Holmrook. Take turning signposted Irton, Fobbles is 50 yds on the left.

Parking: free


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups